to move or travel to a place, or to leave a place, in order to do a particular thing
go to: They’ve gone to a concert in town tonight.
go to prison/jail: He went to prison for life.
go to lunch/dinner: Are you ready to go to lunch yet?
go to the doctor(’s)/dentist(’s)/hairdresser(’s) etc: I’m leaving early to go to the dentist.
go to/into hospital: He went into hospital for a routine operation last Tuesday.
go and do something: I have to go and pick up my friends at the airport.
go to do something: Jim went to buy some more ice cream about ten minutes ago.
go shopping/fishing/dancing etc: On hot days the kids would go swimming in the river.
go for a swim/ride/walk etc: They went for a walk round the neighbourhood.
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